Period
to 21 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 201 236 233
Rank change year-on-year +35 -3 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 98 322 377
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.23% 1.27% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.66% 4.61% 4.86%
Number of salaries quoted 114 291 312
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £28,725 £22,000 £19,425
90th Percentile £72,625 £70,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,104 6,983 7,765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.34% 27.49% 26.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,492 5,102 5,985
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -5 36 £58,000 +28.89% 1
Hampshire +102 26 £45,000 +18.42% 9
Thames Valley +124 21 £44,000 -16.19% 5
Oxfordshire +66 10 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Berkshire +88 9 £47,500 -13.64% 1
Buckinghamshire +81 8 £47,500 +26.67% 1
West Sussex +13 7 £70,000 +16.67%
East Sussex +52 5 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Kent +46 3 £29,000 +3.57% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (77.55%) Microsoft
3 69 (70.41%) Azure
4 65 (66.33%) Windows
5 60 (61.22%) Office 365
6 57 (58.16%) Active Directory
7 51 (52.04%) VMware
8 35 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 34 (34.69%) Hyper-V
9 34 (34.69%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (34.69%) MCSA
10 33 (33.67%) CCNA
11 32 (32.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 28 (28.57%) Windows 10
12 28 (28.57%) Windows Server 2016
13 27 (27.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 26 (26.53%) SQL
14 26 (26.53%) Cisco
15 25 (25.51%) ITIL
15 25 (25.51%) IaaS
15 25 (25.51%) PaaS
16 24 (24.49%) SQL Server
17 23 (23.47%) MS Exchange
17 23 (23.47%) Firewall
18 22 (22.45%) Citrix
18 22 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2013
18 22 (22.45%) Degree
19 21 (21.43%) SCCM
20 20 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2010
21 19 (19.39%) Skype

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (23.47%) MS Exchange
2 22 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (8.16%) Skype for Business
5 6 (6.12%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.02%) CMS
6 1 (1.02%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (18.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 69 (70.41%) Azure
2 60 (61.22%) Office 365
3 25 (25.51%) IaaS
3 25 (25.51%) PaaS
4 16 (16.33%) AWS
5 8 (8.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.04%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.02%) HP Helion
8 1 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.02%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.02%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.47%) Firewall
2 19 (19.39%) Skype
3 14 (14.29%) DNS
3 14 (14.29%) VPN
4 11 (11.22%) WAN
4 11 (11.22%) Wireless
5 9 (9.18%) LAN
5 9 (9.18%) SAN
6 8 (8.16%) TCP/IP
7 6 (6.12%) DHCP
8 5 (5.10%) VSAN
8 5 (5.10%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (4.08%) Internet
10 3 (3.06%) HTTP
10 3 (3.06%) SMTP
10 3 (3.06%) VoIP
10 3 (3.06%) Wireless Security
10 3 (3.06%) Wireshark
11 2 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) Power BI
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2019
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.10%) Legal
2 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.06%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Back Office
5 1 (1.02%) Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Finance
5 1 (1.02%) Law
5 1 (1.02%) Local Government
5 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (29.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (21.43%) IT Engineer
3 17 (17.35%) Architect
4 16 (16.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 16 (16.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (11.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (11.22%) Consultant
6 9 (9.18%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (9.18%) Analyst
6 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (8.16%) IT Analyst
7 8 (8.16%) IT Support
8 7 (7.14%) Azure Consultant
8 7 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 7 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Support Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Azure Architect
9 6 (6.12%) Designer
9 6 (6.12%) Technical Support
10 4 (4.08%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.04%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.33%) Private Cloud
2 13 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 13 (13.27%) Public Cloud
3 12 (12.24%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (6.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (6.12%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.12%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.06%) iPad
6 3 (3.06%) iPhone
6 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.06%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.02%) Replication
8 1 (1.02%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 65 (66.33%) Windows
2 28 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 28 (28.57%) Windows Server 2016
3 27 (27.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (19.39%) Windows Server
5 18 (18.37%) Linux
5 18 (18.37%) Windows 7
6 15 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (1.02%) Android
9 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 25 (25.51%) ITIL
3 18 (18.37%) ITIL V3
4 16 (16.33%) PRINCE2
5 15 (15.31%) Project Delivery
6 13 (13.27%) TOGAF
7 12 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (11.22%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (9.18%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (8.16%) Business Continuity
10 8 (8.16%) Forensic Analysis
10 8 (8.16%) Information Security
10 8 (8.16%) IT Strategy
10 8 (8.16%) Presales
10 8 (8.16%) Project Management
11 7 (7.14%) Computer Science
12 6 (6.12%) Security Operations
13 5 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (5.10%) DevOps
13 5 (5.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.53%) SQL
2 16 (16.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (34.69%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (34.69%) MCSA
3 33 (33.67%) CCNA
4 22 (22.45%) Degree
5 16 (16.33%) MCP
6 15 (15.31%) Security Cleared
7 14 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 10 (10.20%) TOGAF Certification
8 10 (10.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (8.16%) CCNP
10 7 (7.14%) CCA
10 7 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (6.12%) RHCSA
12 4 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (3.06%) HNC
13 3 (3.06%) MCITP
13 3 (3.06%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) GDPR
2 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.06%) NCSC
3 2 (2.04%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (58.16%) Active Directory
2 35 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (34.69%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.12%) vSphere
6 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (5.10%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (5.10%) VMware NSX
7 3 (3.06%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.06%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.04%) DFS Replication
8 2 (2.04%) Firmware
8 2 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (21.43%) SCCM
2 14 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (11.22%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.06%) Nessus
5 2 (2.04%) Nagios
5 2 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.04%) WSUS
6 1 (1.02%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.02%) Terraform
6 1 (1.02%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 76 (77.55%) Microsoft
2 51 (52.04%) VMware
3 26 (26.53%) Cisco
4 22 (22.45%) Citrix
5 13 (13.27%) Veeam
6 7 (7.14%) Meraki
7 5 (5.10%) iManage
8 4 (4.08%) Dell
8 4 (4.08%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.06%) Apple
10 2 (2.04%) Juniper
11 1 (1.02%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.02%) Google
11 1 (1.02%) McAfee
11 1 (1.02%) NetApp
11 1 (1.02%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.02%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.02%) Splunk
11 1 (1.02%) Symantec